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H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Frank William Bosley

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Date of birth: 15th December 1903
Place of birth: Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Parents: John and Marion Bosley
Wife: Frances Bosley
Previous occupation: Labourer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Sick Berth Attendant
Service Number: P/MX 46291
Joined Hood: 28th June 1939 (Leading Sick Berth Attendant)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Sick Berth Attendant)
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Biographical Information:

Frank was born on 15th December 1903 in Portsmouth, Hampshire to parents John and Marion Bosley. He was the husband of Frances Bosley.

He joined the RN as a Probationary Sick Berth Attendant (SBA) on 26th May 1927, at the age of 23.

Frank Bosley was 37 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
26th May 192710th August 1927Victory IIProbationary Sick Berth AttendantADM362/48
11th August 192716th July 1931Victory II (Haslar Hospital)Sick Berth AttendantADM362/48
17th July 193131st October 1931FolkestoneSick Berth AttendantADM363/608
1st November 193115th July 1932FoweySick Berth AttendantADM363/608
16th July 193212th September 1932Victory IISick Berth AttendantADM363/608
13th September 193218th July 1935Haslar HospitalSick Berth AttendantADM363/608
19th July 19352nd December 1937St. Angelo (Malta Hospital)Sick Berth AttendantADM363/608
3rd December 19371st February 1938Victory IISick Berth AttendantADM363/608
2nd February 193820th May 1938Victory II (Haslar Hospital)Sick Berth AttendantADM363/608
21st May 193831st August 1938CaledoniaSick Berth AttendantADM363/608
1st September 193824th February 1939CaledoniaLeading Sick Berth AttendantADM363/608
25th February 193914th May 1939Cochrane (Port Edgar Hospital)Leading Sick Berth AttendantADM363/608
15th May 193927th June 1939Victory II (Haslar Hospital)Leading Sick Berth AttendantADM363/608
28th June 193924th May 1941HoodLeading Sick Berth AttendantADM363/608

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Frank's name is in Column 2 of Panel 57.

Detail of Frank's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Frank's great nephew, Steve Bettesworth (photo, August 1999)